Matthew 7:20 "Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."
What kind of fruit does a Christian produce? I have spent many hours pondering that thought. And in one moment, my sweet, young, four year old, Tiffany gave me the answer:
My Tuesday morning Bible study group had just let out for the day, so I went to pick up Tiffany from the childcare room downstairs. Thinking ahead, I took her to the bathroom before running errands. While there, she said to me, "Mom, all of the kids here are NOT Christians!"
This statement threw me and I said, "Sure they are."
"Look, Mom, let me tell you why they aren't Christians. First, when we went to the gym to play, some of the girls kept trying to tackle me. Next, one boy took my necklace and tried to keep it away from me, even after I asked him to give it back to me! So you see, they aren't Christians!"
There it was...The simple answer to the above scripture. If they were Christians, certainly their fruit would have been different. The girls would have been nice and the boy would have been considerate. I am amazed that at the young age of four, children already see the fruit of Christianity.
I most certainly had been trying to complicate the scripture when in fact, it was as simple as just treating others kindly.